I try to take Jonathan's questions seriously and answer them as accurately as I can.  This morning, I could not think of a better answer than "well, the cells, they just do." (Which is not very satisfying.)

So I looked to the internet for help.  All I can find is that this "sticking together" is called "cell adhesion."  But I can't find how they do it.  Does anyone know, to satisfy the curiosity of a three year old (and now his mother!)?

 

P.S. All sorts of things are written on my "for the blog" paper and they will get posted someday soon... 

Posted by Heather Daley on March 18, 2007, 8:13 am | Read 30090 times
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Aaah! Don't tease me....

Posted by SursumCorda on March 18, 2007, 10:46 am

I found out recently (at a Chris Tomlin concert, of all places) that one of the answers is a protein called laminin. Use google images to search for laminin and see what shows up. How cool is our God?

Posted by Erica on March 18, 2007, 10:12 pm

Thank you, Erica!

Posted by joyful on March 19, 2007, 7:49 am
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